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excruciating lower back pain - please help

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  • Posted By: ragsy81
  • January 28, 2010
  • 11:08 PM


For the past 18 months or more I have had a problem with my lower back
on one side. I'll really need help with the diagnosis please as it stopping me from doing the sporting activities I love and its making me really unhappy.

On a day to day basis I don't feel any pain in so far as general movement inc walking, sitting and I can even do some running at the gym without any problems. I was born with a club foot which has meant that my body has had to compensate over time (I'm 28 now) and so you could say it was stiffer down my left side.

I generally feel the pain when I play football but also get it if for example I jump down off a step or I do some kind of movement/ jolt. The pain I feel at this time is excrutiating. I could be playing football and turning etc for 10 - 15 minutes without an issue then something gives with a movement. It doesn't feel like a muscle as come the next day I wouldn't know I'd done anything. I can only descibe the pain as if somebody had stabbed me in the back. The pain is located in my lower back, left side, just above the bone where there is the fleshy bit. Its the bone that comes round from the hip into my back. The pain easily puts me on my knees, almost to the point I need to scream and it literally throbs for a good 10 mins after I do it then it calms down and within an hour or so I wouldn't even know I'd have had a problem. Its getting me down as I feel I'll no longer be able to do the things I enjoy doing.

I've been to the docs on 3 occasions. Twice for physio and then the last time the doc said rest and anti-inflammatory tablets which seems pointless after being referred to physio already.

If you can give me any suggestions of a diagnosis or treatment I'd be very thankful.

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